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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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HIGHWAY HOTLINE NOW TOLL–FREE ACROSS CANADA

The Weekly Provincial Construction Update

Tourists planning to drive in Saskatchewan this summer can now call the province's Highway Hotline toll-free from anywhere in Canada to help map the safest and quickest route to their favourite getaway.

"Whether you're a Saskatchewan resident enjoying your own province or visiting from outside of our wonderful province, all motorists should be aware of this important travel tool," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. "This free service can be checked daily for such information as ferry crossings, seasonal roads, construction activities or how a highway may be impacted due to a forest fire or storm."

The Highway Hotline was upgraded to a toll-free number across Canada in March with more than 1.4 million people telephoning or clicking online to use the service during the last fiscal year. Motorists can get this important travel information on the Summer Road Conditions and Road Conditions Map sections of the Highway Hotline online at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/.

Highway Hotline information via telephone is as follows: Regina and area at 306-787-7623; Saskatoon and area at 306-933-8333; on the SaskTel Cellular Network at *ROAD; and now throughout Canada at 1-888-335-7623.

Construction work that has recently started includes Highway 4 near Cochin, Highway 5 near Margo, Highway 6 south of Choiceland, Highway 23 near Crooked River, along with Highways 33 and 35 near Francis. For more details about these new projects and other ongoing work, please see attached backgrounder. Construction work is subject to weather conditions and contractor progress.

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For more information, contact:

Dan Palmer
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4805

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